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1981 Land Cruiser FJ40 - $69,900

Make: Toyota
Model: Land Cruiser FJ40
Year: 1981
Color: White - Code 033
VIN FJ40-JT3FJ40C3B3339575

Mileage: 81851
Location: ID
Contact (515) 864 1275


  • Beautiful Example

  • 4.2L Inline 6-Cylinder

  • 4-Speed Manual Transmission

  • 3:70 Gears

  • Power Steering

  • Warn 8274 Winch

  • FJ60 Chrome Wheels

  • Front Disc Brakes

  • Old Man Emu Suspension

  • BGF All Terrain Tires

  • New Optima Red Top Battery

Super Nice 1981 FJ40 with Power Steering 

I have a long history with this beautiful 1981 US spec FJ40. I purchased this truck for a customer back in 2011. The seller just used it as a summer toy. It had no hard top, hard doors or rear ambulance doors. Just a great running FJ40 with a little bikini top and a super nice rust free body! I spent a few hours behind the wheel over the years and she's one of my favorites. She just runs and drives great!


After 2013 I sold her again to an owner that put hard doors and a nice factory style soft top on her. Fast forward to 2016, when that owner asked me to sell her and the truck was sold to her current owner who has really piled on the upgrades and improvements over the last seven years.


He sold the soft top and painstakingly put together all the parts needed to create a perfectly matching OEM stock hard top with 100% new OEM roof gaskets, side gaskets, window and door weatherstripping and a new headliner.

During his ownership, this FJ40 has received over $20K in documented upgrades like a complete repaint in her original 033 paint color, factory power steering consisting of all new OEM parts. Out front there's a new Cool Cruisers "shorty" front bumper with a never used Warn 8274 winch. A complete new Old Man Emu suspension has been fitted and the truck sports 31x10.50 BFG All Terrains KO2's with less than 985 miles wrapped around sparkling FJ60 chrome wheels with center caps in the rear and on the spare. A new Red Top Optima battery was recently added.

The stock 4.2L 2F original engine and 4-speed transmission operate perfectly and she and retains all her original emission equipment. New clutch plate, pressure plate and throwout bearing. Brakes front and rear have been serviced. New knuckle bearings, wheel bearings, axle seals and new tie rod ends.


The interior is in excellent shape. All the glass is excellent with a new windshield. The front seats have been recovered and the jump seats retain their original upholstery. The floors are covered with the original front Toyota floor coverings in excellent condition. The rear cargo mat is after market. Between the front seats you'll find a Tuffy locking console. The truck retains the original working AM radio. The dash pads are all excellent and the dash is uncut. All gauges and controls operate as they should. The truck does not have the optional rear heater or air conditioning.

Always stored in a heated garage, the body and frame are near perfect and rust free. There's a very small dent at the bottom of the passenger door which pictured in the gallery. The truck comes with all the keys, service records since 2016, factory jack, jack rods, original Owners manual and toolkit. She's a beautiful example that's been lovingly upgraded, improved and maintained & driven sparingly. 

For more information email or call (515) 864-1275.

"Consider it as a drive-able investment. One of the things I enjoy about driving it is the number of folks who want to talk about it.  Most everyone can't believe how quiet it is when it's running."

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